Sharpeville Hanging Suspended

Associated Press

The minister of justice today indefinitely suspended the scheduled hanging of the Sharpeville Six, saying the six blacks convicted of the mob murder of a black town councilor will be allowed to exhaust every legal remedy.

Government leaders from around the world have appealed to President Pieter W. Botha to grant clemency to the five men and one woman, convicted on the principle of "common purpose" because they were part of a crowd that stoned and burned Town Councilor Kuzwayo Dlamini in 1984.

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